JUNE 2021: Hi everyone. We are still here and we’re still publishing awesome books! All our face to face workshops might be cancelled until further notice, but please check out our Facebook page for news of online author get-togethers, and if you’d like to chat about your writing and publishing options please email us and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can. Take care, stay safe and be writing in these strange times – the world needs its storytellers… xx

Publish your own children’s book

We help authors independently publish a whole range of books including young children's illustrated books, early reader chapter books, middle grade books and YA novels. We also make sure all of our authors keep the rights to their work.

Writing science fiction, fantasy, steampunk?

Sixth Element Publishing is the home of Harvey Duckman Presents... We are currently open for submissions of short stories in the genres of scifi, fantasy, steampunk and horror.

Short Story Competitions

The closing date for this year's Crossing The Tees Short Story Competition is midnight 31st July 2021.

An insight into the indie-publishing process

One of the best things about being an indie writer is that you have control over the whole process – what you write and how you write – and you keep total ownership of your [...]

Publish with Sixth Element

We know what it’s like to finish a book – awesome and intimidating all at the same time. Once you think you’re done with your book and you’ve decided you’d like to publish it [...]

Self-publishing your book and need a hand?

As well as our publishing packages, we offer a host of services to authors who have decided that self-publishing is the way to go. So even if your book has already been published, we [...]

Build Your Online Author Platform

Writing your book is just the beginning. Once it’s published and out there, you need to market it, both in the real world and online.

Interested in writing your family history?

By Susan Lewis CBE, author of Home on the Range and Diagonal Ties. Interested in writing your family history? Let me encourage you to do it. It’s not as hard as it might seem.